Friday, December 4, 2009

Vintage Christmas Recipe: Crisp Ginger Cookies

As promised, here is a cookie recipe from the December 1949 issue of Woman's Day magazine.
If I had a scanner I would post the whole magazine! Sadly, I do not. So here is recipe 1 of 52 vintage cookie recipes from the article "The Cookie Jar" by Glenna McGinnis.

Crisp Ginger Cookies
(Costs 30 cents)

Yields 2 1/2 dozen

1 cup molasses
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sifted flour
2 to 3 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon [baking] soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners' sugar icing
Cinnamon drops

Heat molasses and pour over shortening; add sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Chill overnight. Roll very thin on floured board; cut with Santa cookie cutter or other fancy cutter. Put on greased baking sheets and bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees F., for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks. When cold, outline cookies with icing; 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, mixed with 2 tablespoons water. Put in small pastry bag or a frosting gun. Decorate with cinnamon drops.

1 comment:

  1. How delicious sounding, I can practically smell the scent of spices and warm molasses wafting up from the oven just reading this lovely recipe! :)

    Big hugs & tons of festive cheer,
    ♥ Jessica